Scottish law firm Brodies has unveiled six new partners in its latest round of appointments and promotions.
Three of the new partners – Rhona McFarlane, Leigh Gould and Fiona Herrell – are based in the Aberdeen office.
The firm has also recruited Laura Petrie for the role of legal director in the Granite City.
Ms Petrie – previously with Bond Dickinson – is joining from Ledingham Chalmers, where she has been a partner since early last year.
Brodies now has 688 people, including 102 partners, working across its offices in Aberdeen, Dingwall, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels – up from 645 a year ago.
Its Aberdeen office opened in 2011 with just three people but now has more than 80. Ms Gould, Ms McFarlane and Ms Herrell specialise in personal/family issues, oil and gas and employment respectively.
The three other new partners are in Brodies’ Edinburgh office.
Managing partner Nick Scott said: “With three further partners today in Aberdeen, the arrival of Laura and the appointments of Elaine Farquharson-Black and Bryan Wilson last month, we continue to invest in our teams in the north-east.”
Brodies said it had also promoted 23 senior solicitors to associate partner level and retained 11 trainees as newly qualified lawyers.